McCann uses felt moral obligations to defend conative intuitionism
, in which an act's moral permissibility is indirectly intuited by agents, rather than directly apprehended by some cognitive faculty.
The core doctrine of ethical intuitionism
is that some of our ethical knowledge is noninferential.
I hope nothing I have said by way of critical commentary detracts from the magnificence of Wilson's book or from the importance of his cognitivism, intuitionism
, romanticism or pluralism.
Together, these two aspects of moral knowing help avoid equally deficient extremes of excessive rationalism, on the one hand, and anti-intellectualism, intuitionism
, or voluntarism, on the other hand.
BRIAN BESONG, "Moral Intuitionism
, Disagreement, and the Prudent Conscience.
To a somewhat lesser extent he examines issue of metaethics, including intuitionism
, emotivism, and prescriptivism.
Given the serious difficulties involved in sorting out the opposing claims of theories or conceptions of the good life, Jonsen and Toulmin's analogy of the street-wise lawyer might suggest a somewhat Panglossian intuitionism
5) Michael Huemer (2008) "Revisionary Intuitionism
," Social Philosophy and Policy 25: 368-92.
Either way, our moral beliefs are not noninferentially justified, so moral intuitionism
Huemer, Michael (2005) Ethical Intuitionism
, New York: Palgrave.
will not be of any help either, for any given intuition can be met by a contrary one.
Rioux, "Mathematical Intuitionism
and the Law of Excluded Middle," Aquinas Review 8, no.
The discussions of the shortcomings of Kantianism, intuitionism
, consequentialism and different contract theories are thorough and well thought out.
New Readings in Moral Epistemology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), "Moderate Intuitionism
and the Epistemology of Moral Judgment," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (1998): 15-44 and The Good in the Right (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004); as well as by Jeff McMahan in "Moral Intuition," in Hugh LaFollette (ed.
begins with the challenge to the concept of moral universalism, God and human nature, classical utilitarianism, contemporary consequentialism, Kantian ethics, social contract theory, intuitionism
, virtue ethics, feminist ethics and moral nihilism.